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Introducing.... borderlands librarians and our new blog 
17th-Jan-2008 08:21 pm
Rachel, webweaver
After years of answering questions from various visitors to Borderlands, we've set up a blog so that the questions and comments can be visible for all to see (and to answer if you'd like).  So, what would you like to know?  Any information on the border region that you'd like to share?  Write us!  The community is open, the postings are moderated, so there might be a bit of time before you see your comment.  

I'd like to encourage students of the Borderlands 1302 class to write in, ask us your questions, let us know if you're having a problem finding information.  Ms. Vise is requiring that you consult either me or Helen in the process of doing your research.  We'll be staffing the reference desk from 9-1 Monday through Friday, and are also available via email. 

So, let's introduce ourselves.   I'm Rachel Murphree and I maintain Borderlands  and this blog as well.  Helen Bell (http://helenbell.livejournal.com/profile) will also be posting and answering questions.  Our emails are mailto:murphree@elp.rr.com  and helencarmenbell@gmail.com 

As a starter for research, there are two important tools.  First, the Be a Borderlands Detective page which walks you through the steps of initial research in regional history.  Also, there is the Potential Topics page where I'm placing information I find on various topics that Ms. Vise has suggested, or other topics that interest me.  Consulting this page for your topic may save you significant time in your research! 

Here's to your research, Rachel

 
Comments 
23rd-Jan-2008 04:17 pm (UTC) - Tip for researching Cleofas Calleros
Mexican American Historian

There is an interview with Cleofas Calleros by Cesar Caballero in the UTEP Oral History Collection

No. 153.1 ACEVEDO, Mario (1900 - )
Interviewed by Ce sar Caballero
Type of Resource: Tape and transcript, in Spanish
Date: April 9, 1973
Terms of use: Unrestricted
Length of Interview:20 minutes
Length of transcript:8 pages


(Retired Lt. Colonel in the Texas National Guard; community leader) Recollections of Cleofas Calleros and his defense of the Mexican American. There are also collections of his papers at UTEP and at the Border Heritage Center (EP Public Library downtown) see our Calleros guide in Potential Topics for more info. http://www.epcc.edu/nwlibrary/borderlands/Topics/cleofas_calleros_sources.htm

I think that this is a good place to start on researching Mr. Calleros. Also, I think that we could get Cesar Caballero email and he may have more information. Mr. Caballero is a librarian who was very active in establishing a Chicano Studies Department at UTEP and was very active in Mecha, the Mexican American Student activist organization in the 1970s and 1980s.

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